>> Friday, September 20, 2013
It's beginning to look like October is going to be a bit of a Graphic Novel Reading Binge for me.
Graphic Novels, comics, whatever term you prefer, I've become a fan.
About a year and a half ago I read my first Graphic Novel (which also happened to be my first Manga also). It was The Drops of God and I loved it. These are not the Archie and Veronica comics I grew up with.
Following the advice of some wise friends I have explored a variety of graphic novel series in the past year or so. I've even got The Hubster reading a couple of them with me.
Most of these are definitely not comics for kids. There are adult themes including sex and violence. Fortunately for me comics and graphic novels are extremely popular in Portland and my library has an extensive collection.
These are a few of my favorites and some of what I'll be reading in the next several weeks:
I highly recommend any of these as an introduction to Graphic Novels if you haven't explored it as a format yet.
|The Drops of God by Tadashi Agi is a Manga style story about a competition to earn the right to an amazing wine collection. I need to read volume 3 next|
|Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan is post-apocolyptic story about the sole surviving male after a sudden plague kills off all the male mammals on earth. Volume 5 is next for me|
|The Runaways is a new to me series that I'm going to be starting next month along with BethFishReads and Kailana from The Written World. This one is for a younger audience but looks like a lot of fun.|
|Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang is for Young Adult audiences and is about the Boxer Rebellion in China. I don't know much about this period of history and I've heard nothing but praise for these two and I'm among the first on the library waiting list for them.|
So be prepared to see a bunch of posts about Graphic Novels from me in the next month or so.